Managing scientific data at large scale is challenging for scientists but also for the host data center. The storage and file systems deployed within a data center are expected to meet users' requirements for data integrity and high performance across heterogeneous and concurrently running applications.
With new storage technologies and layers in the memory hierarchy, the picture is becoming murkier. To effectively manage the data load within a data center, I/O experts must understand how users expect to use these new storage technologies and what services they should provide in order to enhance user productivity. We seek to ensure a systems-level perspective is included in these discussions.
In this workshop we bring together I/O experts from data centers and application workflows to share current practices for scientific workflows, issues and obstacles for both hardware and the software stack, and R&D to overcome these issues. A common structure of the talks will be provided to focus on relevant aspects and streamline the discussion. Short scientific papers related to the topic are welcome for submission and will be published under open access.
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Talks and (short) proceedings will be published on this webpage. Short papers should be no longer than 5 pages (two column) but we are quite flexible. Additionally, we aim to write a journal paper containing the synthesis of the workshop: current practice, obstacles and observations from the data centers, that is co-authored by workshop participants.
The workshop is integrated into ISC-HPC. We welcome everybody to joint the workshop, including:
You may be interested to join our open mailing list HPC-IODC-15 which is open to discuss HPC-I/O topics.
We especially welcome participants that are willing to give a presentation about the I/O of the representing institutions data center. If you are interested to give a presentation, please send a short email to email@example.com. Note that all presentations should cover the topics mentioned above – sketch a rough presentation outline in your email. (For vendors: do not focus on commercial aspects in your talk).
Agenda is in preparation.